Young malaria parasites refuse to take their medicine, may explain emerging drug resistance

“We were surprised to find that juvenile parasites were up to 100 times less sensitive to the drug than mature parasites, and that in some strains the juvenile parasites showed a particularly high degree of resistance. This would result in a large number of juvenile parasites surviving against clinical treatment and helps explain how resistance to drugs develops,” Professor Tilley said.

via Young malaria parasites refuse to take their medicine, may explain emerging drug resistance.

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